Dora boys win big; Carbon Hill sweeps Winfield
by Johnathan Bentley and W. Brian Hale
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Eleven Dora players scored points as the Bulldogs crushed Oak Grove 85-54 on the road on Tuesday.

Dora rebounded from its first loss of the season against Jackson-Olin, by scoring at least 20 points in each of the last three quarters against Oak Grove in the Bulldogs’ area opener.

The Bulldogs (3-1 overall, 1-0 in area play) led 11-5 after the opening quarter and 39-22 at the half. Dora took a 59-40 lead into the final quarter.

Logan Roberts paced Dora on Tuesday, scoring 14 points along with four rebounds and four assists. Caleb May and Robert Johnson each had 11 points.

“I think we came out a little sluggish tonight after going against Jackson Olin, but we picked it up as the game progressed,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said.

Dora suffered a 48-43 overtime loss at Jackson-Olin on Monday. In that game, DeAngelo Pendleton had 17 points.

On Tuesday, Keleil James added nine points for Dora, Deionte Smith and Devonta Gosha each had eight, Austin Johnson put in seven, Kenton Petties had six, Pendleton had four, Darious Davis added three and DeMarcus Kirk put in two.

Dora plays another area game at Corner on Friday.



VARSITY BOYS

Carbon Hill 61, Winfield 52

Garrett Kirkland and Gerald Smith each scored 16 points to lead Carbon Hill to a 9-point win over the Pirates Tuesday night at Carbon Hill High School.

The Pirates trailed by just three points at 36-33 going into the fourth quarter, but Carbon Hill scored 25 points over the final eight minutes to put the game out of reach.

Carbon Hill (5-2) led 15-10 after the opening quarter and 28-26 at the half.

Ryan Simerly had 12 points for the Bulldogs while Daniel Woodard added seven, Isaac Slaton had six and Jacob Mitchell put in two.

For Winfield, Jordan Junkin had 18 points.

Carbon Hill plays at Oak Grove on Thursday in an area game and at American Christian on Friday.



VARSITY GIRLS

Carbon Hill 53, Winfield 33

Caroline Dodd, Lindsay Fluker and Savanna Lawson combined for 35 points as Carbon Hill picked up its fifth straight win, beating Winfield 53-33 at home on Tuesday.

Carbon Hill (5-3) took control in the second quarter. The Bulldogs led 14-7 after the first period and outscored Winfield 15-5 in the second quarter for a 29-12 halftime lead. They led 35-27 after three quarters and outscored Winfield 18-6 in the fourth.

Dodd had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Fluker had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Lawson put in 11 points. Mallorie Buzbee added eight for Carbon Hill, Maggi Clark had four, Abby Tittle had three and Meagan Bice scored two points.



VARSITY BOYS

Mortimer Jordan 70, Walker 50

The Walker Vikings’ boys varsity team fell to the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils, 70-50, on Tuesday night in Morris. Mortimer Jordan grabbed a 23-13 lead to end the first period, then outscored Walker 20-17 in the second period to take a 43-30 edge into the half. The Blue Devils remained in command at the end of the third period, 57-39, followed by a 13-11 scoring run in the fourth period to reach the final.

Matt McKay lead the Vikings in scoring with 13 points, followed by Treyvon Chapman’s 11 point performance. Denzell Daley contributed with eight points.

Walker (2-8) hosts the Curry Yellow Jackets on Friday night.



JV BOYS

Walker 56, Mortimer Jordan 21

The Vikings (6-1) took a 14-3 edge to conclude the first period, and outscored the Blue Devils 10-4 in the second period to retain control of the game, 24-7 at halftime. Both teams scored 12 points in the third period, with the Vikings still ahead, 36-19. Walker outscored Mortimer Jordan 19-2 in the fourth period to reach the final.

Aaron Morris scored 17 points to lead the Vikings’ offense, while Marlon Oliver had 13 points.



JV GIRLS

Walker 19, Mortimer Jordan 17

Walker’s JV girls improved to 9-0 on the season after surviving a scare against Mortimer Jordan on Tuesday.

The Vikings were led by Annalee Stephens with 10 points and Carleigh Taylor with six points on the night. Walker takes on Curry at 3:30 p.m. at home Friday.



VARSITY BOYS

Curry 50, Hayden 48

Jarrod Owens scored 23 points to lead Curry to a narrow area road win at Hayden on Tuesday.

Curry built a big lead going into the final quarter and held off a Hayden rally to pick up the victory.

The Yellow Jackets (4-6 overall, 1-1 in area play) led 17-16 after the opening quarter and pushed their lead to 31-23 at the half.

Neither team got its offense going in the third quarter as the Jackets and Wildcats combined for just 12 points. Curry led 38-28 going into the final quarter.

Hayden outscored Curry 20-12 over the final eight minutes, but it wasn’t enough.

For Curry, Spencer Fikes had 11 points, Alex Odom and Wesley Key each had six and both Jaxon Aaron and Tyler Fikes had two.

Aaron added 11 rebounds while both Spencer Fikes and Key had seven boards.

Curry won despite making just 4 of 24 3-pointers in the game.

For Hayden, Christopher Whitt made 4 of 9 3-pointers and finished with 23 points.

Curry, which lost its area opener to Mortimer Jordan in November, plays a key area game at Walker on Friday.



VARSITY GIRLS

Hayden 48, Curry 14

Curry scored just five points in the first half as Hayden picked up the lopsided home victory on Tuesday, beating the Yellow Jackets 48-14.

All nine Hayden players scored in the game.

The Wildcats led 15-5 after the first quarter and 28-5 at the half. They pushed their lead to 43-10 after three quarters.

For Hayden, Sharley Miller led the way with 10 points and Grayson Taylor added seven points.

Curry’s Mary Beth Scott had eight points followed by Taylor Black and Logan Black with two points each and Ashlee Swindle with one point.